Abstract

Research & Development in Material Science

I Have a Dream and it’s Green

  • Open or Close Chandramohan D*

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, India

    *Corresponding author: Siheng Su, Department of Mechanical Engineering, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, 92831, USA, Email: mail_2_cm@yahoo.com

Submission: February 27, 2018; Published: March 07, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2018.04.000583

ISSN: 2576-8840
Volume4 Issue2

Abstract

Increased environmental awareness and societal needs serve as a catalyst for developing new eco-friendly materials like green composites. Today fibre composites are replacing traditional petroleum based products such as resins in thermo-set plastics, which are toxic and non-biodegradable. Composites with natural fibres have the potential to be attractive alternative to synthetic fibre composites. Green composites combine plant fibres with natural oil resins like soybean-oil to create natural composite materials. In the case of “Green” composites, natural fibres derived from bamboo, hemp, or flax are being added to biodegradable resins, to reinforce polymer matrix materials and improve the mechanical properties of resulting composites.

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